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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1985.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1985: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1985?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1985 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)
  • 02 Aug 1985 Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Ft Worth Airport, 137 die
  • 03 Aug 1985 Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
  • 04 Aug 1985 Dreamgirls closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances
  • 05 Aug 1985 Establishment of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced
  • 06 Aug 1985 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB
  • 07 Aug 1985 Barbra Streisand records Broadway Album
  • 10 Aug 1985 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles.
  • 11 Aug 1985 Tap Dance Kid closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 performances
  • 12 Aug 1985 7th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 15 Aug 1985 Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
  • 16 Aug 1985 Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
  • 17 Aug 1985 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel and Co plant
  • 18 Aug 1985 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn
  • 20 Aug 1985 Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian / Egyptian gas workers
  • 21 Aug 1985 New York Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)
  • 22 Aug 1985 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • 23 Aug 1985 South African attorney / UDF leader Dulah Omar arrested
  • 24 Aug 1985 STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather
  • 25 Aug 1985 Met Dwight Goodin becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • 26 Aug 1985 French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior
  • 27 Aug 1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I) - Discovery 6 - launched.
  • 29 Aug 1985 Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
  • 31 Aug 1985 Prakas sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1985?
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Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia

Loving Each Other

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In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our

Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon Days

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“Lake Wobegon Days is about the way our beliefs, desires and fears tail off into abstractions--and get renewed from time to time. . . this book, unfolding Mr.

Fall From Grace by Larry Collins

Fall From Grace

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A beautiful French agent, Catherine Pradier, risks her life to deceive the Nazis as to where and when the Allies will invade the Continent of Europe and begin the end of

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominick Dunne

The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

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When Navy ensign Billy Grenville, heir to a vast New York fortune, sees showgirl Ann Arden on the dance floor, it is love at first sight.

Funny Money by Mark Singer

Funny Money

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From esteemed New Yorker writer Mark Singer comes this cautionary tale of the Penn Square Bank, the oil and gas broker in an Oklahoma City shopping mall whose collapse in 1982